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April 28, 2015: Consumers Say Fix It Right the First Time

New Study Links High Customer Satisfaction with Field Service Providers Who Fix It on the First Visit

Field service organizations need to become more efficient, develop better time-saving approaches, and fix a problem on the first visit in order to meet customer expectations, according to a new study commissioned by Trimble.

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April 27, 2015: Carrier and Midea to Expand Strategic Partnership

The Companies Established Their First Joint Venture in 2008

Carrier Asia Ltd. is acquiring a minority stake in Chongqing Midea General Refrigeration Equipment Co. Ltd. (CQ Midea), an extension of its long-term strategic partnership with Midea Group Co. Ltd., China’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of electric appliances.

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April 27, 2015: US Building Automation Market to Grow 9 Percent Through 2020

Rising Energy Costs and Stringent Regulatory Policies to Drive US Market

The United States market for building automation system (BAS) products is forecast to grow at over 9 percent through 2020, according to a TechSci Research report, “United States Building Automation & Control Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020.” Rising energy costs and stringent regulatory policies are the major growth drivers.

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April 24, 2015: Top Companies Prioritize Sustainability and LEED

The Study Looked at Fortune 200 Companies, Most of Them Users of LEED and Members of USGBC

The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the USGBC.

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April 24, 2015: SEIA Hails DOE’s New Solar Jobs Initiative

White House Will Work to Make G.I. Bill Funding Available to Support Solar Workforce Training

President Barack Obama announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans — including military veterans — to enter the solar workforce by 2020. Obama made the announcement at Hill Air Force Base in Utah as part of a roundtable discussion on clean energy and workforce training.

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April 23, 2015: US House and Senate Pass Energy Efficiency Bill

President Expected to Sign It into Law

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S. 535, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire. The two senators have been attempting to get an energy efficiency bill passed since 2011. This is a no-cost, no-mandate bill, previously passed by the Senate on March 27, 2015.

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April 23, 2015: NYSERDA Broadens Solar Hot Water Program

Changes Expected to Increase Number of Households and Businesses Able to Install Solar Hot Water

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is broadening its Solar Hot Water Program statewide and including projects that displace hot water produced by heating oil, natural gas, propane, and wood, in addition to projects that displace electricity.

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